Director, Interconnection and Transmission

Leafs in the sun



La Jolla, CA



We invest in people with the shared ambition to create a green and sustainable future for generations to come. At IOWN we are up for big challenges and finding innovative solutions for the green energy future. Interested? Join our team!

Job description

IOWN Renewable Energy, Inc. is seeking a Director, Interconnection and Transmission to join our team. This is an opportunity to support the growth of IOWN and IOWN clients by utilizing your development and project management experience. This would be a fantastic opportunity to step into a smaller, innovative and nimble team putting to use your passion for leadership and utility-scale project development and services all while working collaboratively with the wind, solar and standalone storage teams in North America.

The candidate will work for a rapidly growing renewable energy company headquartered in San Diego which seeks an innovative, focused, and motivated leader to start a team of professionals doing commercial modeling of projects and deal structures.

Seniority level will be based on candidate experience. Duties include but are not limited to the following:

About the Position

The Director, Interconnection and Transmission will be responsible for leading all transmission modeling efforts for utility scale wind, solar + storage, standalone storage and solar only projects- other than physical interconnection. This analytical work will be done on behalf of Power Analytics to support the siting and development of new projects, for M&A acquisition of and /or sale of projects, and in support of debt or equity raises for projects.

You are driven to get things done, thrive in a fast-paced environment and have a positive response to pressure, constantly collaborating with internal and external parties. You will collaborate with all team leas within the organization.

About Us

IOWN is a renewable energy developer and service provider headquartered in La Jolla, CA. Our focus is to expertly develop and manage utility-scale renewable energy projects (wind, solar PV, and energy storage).

IOWN has been operating in Europe since 2012, and with the strong determination stemming from the Scandinavian work ethic and mentality, IOWN entered the U.S. energy market in 2014.

We strive to be the front-runner in the development, engineering, procurement, finance, construction, sale, and operation of top-tier renewable energy assets. To achieve this, we place a high value on building a cohesive team that values execution. To be in control. To own it.

IOWN won the Best Energy Workplaces Award 2021, based on our proven efforts in providing health and wellness programs, professional development programs, family-friendly policies, flexible work options, diversity, and community engagement.

IOWN is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status. For an industry that is one of the least gender-diverse sectors, IOWN is doing its best to close the gender gap, and despite the small size of 21 employees, IOWN represents over six different nationalities amongst its team.


  • A minimum of bachelor’s degree in an engineering or technical discipline or equivalent experience in a related field.
  • Candidate expected to have a current CEII certificate necessary for running curtailment software or be willing to obtain one.
  • Experience working with TARA and/or other ISO Queuing software a strong plus.
  • Experience modeling and simulating GIA upgrade costs is a strong plus.
  • Experience working with 3rd party injection and interconnection studies.
  • Experience working with PSCAD and/or PSLF or other flow simulation software a strong plus.
  • Experience performing SCED work in multiple RTOs preferred. Knowledge of CAISO, WECC, ERCOT a plus.
  • Experience with translating specific technology parameters into energy or resource production models.
  • Experience with electrical collection system designs and electrical grid interconnections, including single line diagrams, permit applications, compliance with utility standards and electrical codes.
  • Strong cross-cultural relationship building and influencing at all organizational levels.
  • Self-motivated with a high level of initiative and accountability.
  • Ownership of workflows to meet deadlines and budgets.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong cross-cultural relationship building and influencing at all organizational levels.
  • Flexible and cooperative with a well-developed team spirit.


  • Perform and/or manage 3rd party injection and nodal market analysis to support the siting, development, and acquisition of utility scale solar, storage and solar + storage projects.
  • Direct 3rd party performance of curtailment and congestion studies and run the same as required.
  • Track interconnection timing and upgrade costs and model or manage 3rd party studies.
  • Proven capability to work with SCED systems such as PROMOD and/or GridView or Aurora/Plexos. Experience working with more than one software a plus.
  • Track record of running SCED, curtailment and congestion simulations and working with 3rd party providers for the same.
  • Review interconnection study models and interconnection request packages.

Why you should apply

  • Competitive compensation.
  • PTO and paid holidays, comprehensive medical/health plans, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, group life insurance, 401(k) corporate matching, and flexible spending arrangements.
  • Hybrid Position
  • Company reimbursed cell phone, fitness and wellness reimbursement.
  • Family-friendly policies.
  • Company Performance Communication Plan, including 90-day review (one-time for new hires), 1:1 Meetings, Semi-Annual Review, Annual Review.
  • Ongoing training and use of development tools to support your personal and professional growth.
  • A vision-driven, energetic, and fast-paced environment.
  • Team atmosphere of diverse professionals with the common goal of developing clean energy assets.
  • Freedom to take charge of your own assignments.
  • Opportunity to build a team.

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